Includes: Solar Radiation Shield, instruction manual
Warranty: Limited 1 year warranty
|Dimensions||7.5-inch Height x 5.375-inch Width x 4-inch Depth|
The smartHUB has functioned flawlessly. I was worried about it possibly dropping signal, but haven't had any problems. I've been able to access my weather station information 100%.
This HD Display is very nice. Bright, colorful, and is very nice with the intergraded lightning detector display.
This was very easy to setup and priced well and looks nice, but it really did not make any difference at all. I get a lot of sun on the right side of the house in the morning where this sensor is, and the temperature reading is always a lot higher that the actual ambient temperature. I was hoping that this shield would make a difference, but actually it seems to raise the temperature instead of keeping it constant ambient temp. I probably wouldn't recommend this item.
I was disappointed in the attachment of the sensor into the shield unit. The shield unit is great design for the value, and hangs well, but the sensor is held in the unit with a small flap of plastic. I am concerned that the sensor will fall out of the bottom. There is no good way to secure the sensor in the shield.
Sensor snaps in to the shield very easily. Has a loop on the top so you can hang it. Seems well made. Will see how it holds up in 100+ degree California heat!
I don't have any ideal place to put the Sensor in my yard so when I saw the Shield I purchased it. It's working great. I had the sensor in a evergreen and it worked fairly well but hung from a tree in Shield it's working very good.
I had my sensor inside of a evergreen with openings for air circulation. It worked ok but could be better. I got the shield and was able to hange it in a tree at proper hight without having to worry as much about direct sun, etc. effecting the reading. From the start temp. and humity readings very accurate. After 8 days barometric pressure and forecasting very accurate with no end in sight. Great!
So I've been running a homemade radiation shield on my tower sensor for a while now. I use it in conjunction with a dual solar paneled 5-in-1 sensor array. During certain periods of the day the 5-in-1 temps spike (when the sun isn't directly shining into the panels to turn the aspirating fan). I was quite happy to see that AcuRite made this shield specifically for this sensor. I ordered one the day I saw it was available. Aesthetically it's much more pleasing to look at in my backyard than my homemade one, but looks alone can't save this. In my homemade shield in direct sunlight the temperatures would rise up about 2 degrees over the temperature in my shaded 5-in-1 unit, but when the AcuRite shield I'm getting spikes of 5 degrees in a matter of minutes. While I appreciate the effort that it took to manufacture this and bring it to market, for me it's not going to work out I don't think. I'll go back to my homemade one for now.